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Director, Universal Karate Studios
Master Richard L. Brown, Shihan, 8th Degree Black Belt
Universal Karate Do
Director, Universal Karate Studios
About UNIVERSAL KARATE STUDIOS
UNIVERSAL KARATE STUDIOS is located right here in San Antonio, Tx. Other schools may offer similar services, but ours are the best, and lead by highly qualified instructors.
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UKS MASTER INSTRUCTOR
The Chief Master Instructor of Universal Karate Studios is Master Richard L. Brown. He earned an 8th Degree Black Belt with over 40 years experience in a system of martial arts called Universal Karate Do. Also, Master Brown shares a wealth of academia with a Master of Arts in Management MAM Degree and Bachelor of Science and Occupational Education, Associates of Applied Science in Management, Wayland Baptist University, Associate of Applied Science in Education and Training, Community College of the Air Force and Associates of Applied Science in Kinesiology degree, Palo Alto College. In addition, Master Brown retired as a Master Seargent in the USAF Reserves after serving 33 years active duty and reserve. He shares the philosophy of dedication, honor, obedience, and loyalty with his students believes in the AF credo, “Excellence in all we do.”
With his wealth of martial arts experience, Master was assigned the rank of SHIHAN and wears a red and white belt known as Renshi to signify professorship in Karate do. Our system of martial arts is a comprehensive training program founded in 1975 and is comprised of traditional Korean and Japanese martial arts. Master Brown also holds Black Belt ranks in Tang Soo Do and Kuk Sool Won.
Throughout the 1980s and 90s, he was a nationally top ranked competitor winning many championships in Forms, sparring, and weapons categories. As a mentor, he is stern, caring, and a great leader who ensures that all UKS staff are well trained. Our students enjoy karate training and are taught to set goals and achieve them. Giving up is never an option."Success is for those who work for it".
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KARATE CLASSES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS
Sensei Patricia Cantu
4th Dan Black Belt
Sensei Pat has studied karate for over 20 years while raising 3 children, attending college earning a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and Education. while teaching full time at Universal Karate Studios. She enjoys teaching the children's classes to help them develop life skills to improve discipline, confidence, and overall healthy lifestyles.
Sensei Juan Martinez
2nd Dan Black Belt
Sensei Martinez has studied karate for over 17 years with Universal Karate studios and is a great example and role model for students. He is presently a Fire fighter for the City of San Antonio with over 15 years experience as a San Antonio Fire Fighter. He served as a member of a Survival team deployed to NYC during the 9/11 disaster. During that time, he also served as a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves for 14 years. He enjoys training and teaching kids and adults martial arts.
Universal Karate Studios Staff
Sempai Rachel Howard
Shodan Black Belt
Sempai Howard is an intelligent instructor with a positive attitude. She challenges students to always make their best effort in whatever activity they participate in, while ensuring that the karate discipline is not being compromised. With more than 6 years karate experience, Sempai enjoys competing in sparring and forms competitions and encourages students to meet challenges head on. She has won many awards at karate tournaments and shares her experience with students. She is a full time employee at USAA, a mother, a wife, and practitioner of karate with an indomitable spirit.
Sensei Chris Patrie
Nidan- 2nd Dan Black Belt
Sensei Chris Patrie is a karate practitioner with experience in martial arts as well as life skills. He is a retired United States Air Force pilot and presently flies for Southwest Airlines. He is a family man likes to spend time making films. His strong work ethic gives him the drive to assist students to reach their health and fitness goals.
Samantha Brianna Vega
Front Desk/ Liaison
Samantha Vega is our Newest Addition To Universal Karate Studios. She will be the first face you see to greet and welcome you to our company.
FUN FACTS : She is a young mother of one; she enjoys her job and meeting new people is one of her favorite parts of her job; she interacts with everyone to help them feel welcome to U.K.S.